"Bent" is a romantic comedy about a womanizing, surfer dude contractor and his beautiful, no-nonsense, type-A client, who work together to remodel each other's lives as they renovate her Venice, California home. On the surface, Alex (Amanda Peet, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") and Pete (David Walton, "Perfect Couples") could not be more different. The recently divorced Alex is a hard-working, high-strung lawyer who is raising her 10-year-old daughter, Charlie (Joey King, "Ramona and Beezus") as a single mom following her husband's incarceration for insider trading.
In the series premiere of this comedy, a newly divorced single mom moves to a smaller home in need of repairs and hires a seductive, easygoing contractor, whose charms she tries to resist.
Alex tries to accelerate her romance with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Pete gets back together with his ex; and the men in Alex's life attempt to impress Charlie.
Pete believes Ben is cheating on Alex, and he wants her to find out about it. Elsewhere, Charlie encounters a bully at school, so Walt and Screwsie assist her in getting vengeance.
Alex wants to make a good impression at her coworker's wedding, so Pete tries to fill in when her date gets called away. Meanwhile, Screwsie and Walt cater the wedding; and Pete's crew look guilty when Alex's necklace can't be found.
When Pete's mom Vanessa (guest star Marcia Gay Harden) returns to town, Walt (Jeffrey Tambor) is determined to win back his ex-wife at any cost. Meanwhile, following Pete's (David Walton) no-show at work, Alex (Amanda Peet) worries he may have succumbed to old habits. Elsewhere, Screwsie (Margo Harshman) entrusts the care of her boss's less-than-friendly cat to Gary (guest star Jesse Plemons), who has alterior motives for his helpful ways.
While on a romantic getaway to Napa with her boyfriend Ben (guest star Matt Letscher), Alex (Amanda Peet) experiences a romantic dream involving Pete (David Walton) that causes her to question her true feelings. Meanwhile, Alex's new neighbor Dan (guest star Kyle Bornheimer), fed up with the crew's antics and destructive behavior, threatens legal action. Elsewhere, Walt (Jeffrey Tambor) prepares for opening night of his latest theatre production and Gary (guest star Jesse Plemons) professes his feelings for Screwsie (Margo Harshman).